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Real Madrid Midfielder Is Yet To Decide On His Future: Should Ancelotti Let Him Go?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, AS mentioned that Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is yet to decide on his future. It has been revealed that the Croatia international is still undecided on his future at the Madrid club with his current contract set to run out next summer.

Modric’s Impressive Form For Both Real Madrid And Croatia 

Modric is having a decent campaign at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as he has produced a string of impressive displays at the heart of Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield. The 37-year-old has made 31 appearances for both his club and nation this season, finding the back of the net on seven occasions and picking up a couple of assists in all competitions.

The Croatia sensation deserves a lot of credit for his contributions in the middle of the park based on his average of 1.4 shots, 1.6 key passes and 0.6 dribbles per game in La Liga. He has even been accurate when distributing the ball from midfield after making 90.7% of his attempted passes in the top tier of Spanish football (stats via whoscored).

His current contract at the Bernabeu is set to expire in the summer of 2023. Hence, Los Blancos have to make sure to tie him down to a new, short-term contract if they want to retain his services beyond the end of this campaign.

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Should Real Madrid Head Coach Carlo Ancelotti Let Modric Go Next Year?

Modric remains an excellent passer of the ball and can keep the ball moving with conviction from midfield. He has got the vision to cut open the opposition’s defence with a killer pass in the final third and can make some clever runs toward the opponent’s penalty area. However, the experienced Croatia international has lost a yard of pace from his game which can sometimes make him a liability on the field, especially when the opposition are on the offensive.

Still, there is no denying that Modric is one of the first names in Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti‘s teamsheet when he is fit and firing on all cylinders.

However, at 37, father time is slowly catching up with his game. Even then, Los Blancos would be wise to offer him a short-term contract as he remains an influential member of their dressing room.

With all things considered, Ancelotti should not let Modric go as he could still play a big role for them at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium next season.

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